Cold War Kids is an American indie rock band from Long Beach, California. Band members are Nathan Willett (vocals, piano, guitar), Dann Gallucci (guitar, percussion, keyboards), Matt Maust (bass guitar), Matthew Schwartz (vocals, keyboards, piano, percussion, guitar), and Joe Plummer (drums, percussion). Jonnie Russell (guitar, vocals, piano, keyboards, percussion) and Matt Aveiro (drums, percussion) are both former members of the band.
Forming in 2004 in Fullerton, the band's early releases came from independent record label Monarchy Music. In 2006, Cold War Kids signed with Downtown/V2 and released their major label debut Robbers & Cowards to cult appeal from fans and critics. 2008's Loyalty to Loyalty and 2011's Mine Is Yours saw the band develop different musical sounds and lyrical content throughout to mixed reviews. In 2013, Cold War Kids released their fourth album Dear Miss Lonelyhearts. Their most recent album Hold My Home was released on October 21, 2014.